Social Work Assistant

Posted 26 April 2022
Salary£12.92 - 15.00 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineHealth & Social Care
Contact NameDane Matthews

Job description

~ Social Work Assistant ~

Spencer Clarke Group are working in partnership with Stoke on Trent City Council to appoint Several Social Work Assistants withintheir Children in Care / Children's Support / Safeguarding Teams.

3 - 6 months agency contract with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis.

Full time Hours – 37 Hours per week.

Location – Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire , ST4 1RN.

Rate of Pay - £12.92+ per hour – Negotiable depending on experience.

Job Purpose;

  • To support the delivery of high quality social work activities within Children and Family Services through the provision of direct support work to children, young people and families. 
  • Also providing support and assistance to social workers undertaking assessments, managing and implementing children’s care plans.  Works within Children’s Support and Safeguarding, Children with Disabilities, Children in Care, Next Steps, Fostering and Adoption.

Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people and to support families.
  • To assist colleagues in carrying out statutory duties and requirements
  • To contribute to the pod/team in actively planning for safety, permanency and stability for children and young people regardless of the setting in which they live and to actively support children to live at home safely.
  • To develop a positive, professional relationship with children, parents/carers and professionals.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents and carers, ensuring that child-centred systemic practice is the principal standard and framework for all work undertaken with children, young people and families.  
  • To be committed to practice that is anti-discriminatory and that actively promotes equal opportunities.
  • When required undertake primary worker role to support families by leading S17 (child in need) cases identified by the Practice Manager.
  • Taking responsibility for co-ordinating and managing these cases, ensuring a robust support plan is created in collaboration with the family and other professionals.
  • Arrange, chair and review child in need meetings to ensure targets are achieved and child’s needs continue to be consistently met.
  • Undertake specialist family work including contribution and support in parenting assessments, risk assessment and single assessments as directed by the practice manager. 

Job Requirements;

  • Eligibility to work in the UK. (Passport etc.)
  • Reference Contact Details covering the last two years of employment. (Names, Numbers and Email Addresses)
  • Level 3 NVQ or Level 3 Diploma in Caring for Children and Young People within 2 years of appointment.


SCG offer a market leading referral scheme so if you are not interested, but no of somehow who may, please feel free to pass on their details.

Due to the high volume of applications, if you do not receive a response within 48 hours, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV to and contact Dane on 01772 954 200 as soon as possible.